C-Explorer 5

The ultimate subsea limousine

  • 5
  • 200 m
  • 7,300 kg
  • 12 hours

The ultimate subsea limousine, C-Explorer 5

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Safety, functionality and unimpeded view are the hallmarks of each U-Boat Worx submersible. This five-seat C-Explorer submersible has more seats, enhanced viewing capability, and is a multi-purpose vessel. Whether you are looking to dive with family and friends or wish to uncover the mysteries of the deep, you will find the C-Explorer 5 offers unrivalled functionality.

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360 view

The best dive experience

  • Unrivalled mission-adaptability

    Consider these impressive facts and figures; one pilot, four passengers, 550 kg payload, 12 hours endurance. This submersible can be equipped with a fly-out ROV (remote operated vehicle) to enter ancient shipwrecks, or take passengers for deep-sea dive excursions.
    This submarine can be used for yacht or research-based applications, as well as expeditions, or from aboard cruise ships.

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    Unparalleled comfort

    The interior of the C-Explorer 5 offers comfort and luxury. With superior cabin spaciousness, aesthetics, luxury and climate control, the C-Explorer 5 creates a luxury yacht experience.

  • Carefree launch and recovery

    The C-Explorer 5 features a revolutionary pressure hull design that integrates a single lifting point. Reducing the complexity of multi-point submersible recoveries, this submersible has few limitations in virtually all conditions. The wireless MARLIN surface remote permits navigating the C-Explorer 5 away from your support vessel at the touch of a button.

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    Ever ready

    U-Boat Worx submersibles are designed with total functionality whereby they are always in dive mode. The C-Explorer 5 is fitted with the advanced UIS (U-Boat Worx Information System) to give maximum efficiency and preparedness.

Anatomy

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Flexible Diving Tanks

Diving tanks provide buoyancy and stability on the surface. U-Boat Worx’s flexible diving tanks are made of rubber-like Hypalon®. When deflated to dive they completely compress, and do not replace their volume with water. This greatly increases underwater performance as there is no additional underwater mass, improving the streamline. Storing the submersible with deflated diving tanks also requires less space.

Lithium-ion Battery Technology

The latest in Lithium-ion battery technology is used to give our submersibles the ultimate performance, lowest weight, smallest footprint, and best endurance possible. The Lithium-ion battery can be quickly recharged and is maintenance-free.

360-degree Camera

This camera assists the pilot by giving him a better view of the immediate surroundings of the submarine. Depending on the position, it may also be used to assist navigating the submersible on the surface.

Single Lifting Point

The single lifting point makes launch and recovery quick and easy. By only having to attach at one point – to the crane – you create a safer environment. With the rapid-release and efficient-connect lifting gear, you can be quickly in and out of the water.

Manipulator Arm

External equipment comprising a selection of subsea robotic arms together with work platforms and collection baskets can be installed on most of the U-Boat Worx models.

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Safety Buoy

The red buoy is characteristic for U-Boat Worx submersibles. When released it marks the position of the submarine on the surface. The Dyneema Rope attached measures 1.5 x the operating depth of the submersible, and is strong enough to lift it to the surface.

Flexible Diving Tanks

Diving tanks provide buoyancy and stability on the surface. U-Boat Worx’s flexible diving tanks are made of rubber-like Hypalon®. When deflated to dive they completely compress, and do not replace their volume with water. This greatly increases underwater performance as there is no additional underwater mass, improving the streamline. Storing the submersible with deflated diving tanks also requires less space.

Lithium-ion Battery Technology

The latest in Lithium-ion battery technology is used to give our submersibles the ultimate performance, lowest weight, smallest footprint, and best endurance possible. The Lithium-ion battery can be quickly recharged and is maintenance-free.

Thrusters

The powerful thrusters and the excellent manoeuvrability of the C-Explorer 5 boost superior surface performance. You will be able to go faster, manoeuvre better and expand your operational window.

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Leather seats

The acrylic pressure hull accommodates four luxurious leather seats which can be customized to your taste.

UIS

The U-Boat Worx Information System (UIS) gives the pilot direct access to all relevant information on a clear touch-screen display. This PLC-based sensory network ensures the right information is provided at the right time. The UIS makes diving effortless.

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Key Specifications & Features

Specifications
  • Depth

    200 meters

  • Occupants

    1 pilot, 4 passengers

  • Endurance

    12 hours

  • Speed

    3 knots

  • Weight

    7,345 kg

  • Width

    299 cm

  • Length

    510 cm

  • Height

    225 cm

Features
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

    The latest in Lithium-ion battery technology is used to give our submersibles the ultimate performance, lowest weight, smallest footprint, and best endurance possible. The Lithium-ion battery can be quickly recharged and is maintenance-free.

  • Flexible Diving Tanks

    Diving tanks provide buoyancy and stability on the surface. U-Boat Worx’s flexible diving tanks are made of rubber-like Hypalon®. When deflated to dive they completely compress, and do not replace their volume with water. This greatly increases underwater performance as there is no additional underwater mass, improving the streamline. Storing the submersible with deflated diving tanks also requires less space.

  • MANTA Controller

    The MANTA Controller allows for pinpoint precision manoeuvring. The intuitive controls allow for supervised passenger steering, offering passengers an even more exciting experience. The controller allows quick access to intelligent pilot assistance functions such as Auto-heading and Auto-depth.

  • MARLIN Controller

    Developed to make Launch & Recovery effortless and efficient, the MARLIN Controller is a wireless remote to navigate the submarine on the surface. Once the submarine is in the water the controller can be used to navigate it away from the support vessel without a pilot inside. It can also be used to bring the submarine into position above a dive site or for easy passenger transfer.

  • Auto-depth

    With Auto-depth engaged, the submersible will hold steady at its current depth. When applying vertical thrust, the function will automatically disengage and seamlessly respond to the pilot’s commands. This function is part of the Intelligent Pilot Assistance Features.

  • Auto-heading

    When Auto-heading is activated, the submersible will automatically hold its current heading, whether following a course or facing an object of interest. This function is part of the Intelligent Pilot Assistance Features.

  • UIS

    The U-Boat Worx Information System (UIS) gives the pilot direct access to all relevant information on a clear touch-screen display. This PLC-based sensory network ensures the right information is provided at the right time. The UIS makes diving effortless.

  • Omni-directional operation

    Apart from the basic forward, reverse, up and down movements, the submersible can also move laterally. Lateral movement greatly optimises object approach, view, and dive efficiency.

  • 360-degree camera

    This camera assists the pilot by giving him a better view of the immediate surroundings of the submarine. Depending on the position, it may also be used to assist navigating the submersible on the surface.

  • Single lifting point

    The single lifting point makes launch and recovery quick and easy. By only having to attach at one point – to the crane – you create a safer environment. With the rapid-release and efficient-connect lifting gear, you can be quickly in and out of the water.

Safety
  • Maximum depth protection

    The MDP feature prevents the pilot from diving deeper than the submarine’s maximum operating depth. In case the submersible should ever find itself too deep, this safety feature will automatically raise the sub until it is once again within its ideal depth limits.

  • Deadman's Switch

    This DMS safety system will automatically resurface the submersible in the unlikely event that the pilot becomes incapable of controlling the submarine. The pilot needs to acknowledge the DMS every 10 minutes, otherwise it will initiate the ascent procedure.

  • Drop Weight

    This weight can be manually released from within the submersible to increase the buoyancy of the submarine and return to the surface.

  • Safety Buoy

    The red buoy is characteristic for U-Boat Worx submersibles. When released it marks the position of the submarine on the surface. The Dyneema Rope attached measures 1.5 x the operating depth of the submersible, and is strong enough to lift it to the surface.

  • Pinger

    A Pinger gives out a pulse that can be received on the surface. With the receiver unit, you can pinpoint the exact position of the submarine when submerged.

  • DNV GL Certification

    Certified by leading classification society, DNV GL, requires each individual submersible to meet stringent and extensive rules and regulations, as well as pass a range of rigorous test and trials from design to final delivery. Overseen by independent surveyors, this is an independent verification of the safety of every U-Boat Worx submersible.

     

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